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Album Review

Snik: Metasediment Rock

Read "Metasediment Rock" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Snik is a Norwegian quartet with a spirited approach as the respective musicians have been quite active performing with conventional and avant-garde European and USA-based jazz artists. Trombonist Kristoffer Kompen and double bassist Ole Morten Vagan's compositions present a kaleidoscopic mix of popping post-bop and free-bop style motifs often catapulted by a web of knotty unison choruses and journeys into the free realm. No doubt, these gents convey an assertive posture amid linear and surging musical plots, also ...

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Album Review

Snik: Metasediment Rock

Read "Metasediment Rock" reviewed by John Sharpe


The Clean Feed imprint continues to unearth new outfits from Scandinavia deserving wider appreciation. Among the latest is Snik, a predominantly Norwegian quartet which includes bassist Ole Morten Vågan, best known for his tenure in saxophonist Joshua Redman's Trio. Completing the line up are young trombonist Kristoffer Kompen, who contributes half a dozen of the eight charts, saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts, familiar from the group Cortex, and Swedish drummer Erik Nylander. At times, the New York Contemporary ...


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